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Looking for LEVERTON of Nottingham/NSW

Query by Jayne_C

I am looking for information on my paternal grandmothers family, the Levertons. All mostly around the Nottingham area although I have information that my great, great, great, great grandfather Benjamin Leverton came over to Australia (NSW) in 1936 on a convict ship leaving his wife Maria (Elliott) back in Nottingham. Not sure what happened to him in Australia but it seems he died in 1939 aged around 36.

I would be interested to know if he had any family in Australia as I now live in Sydney, NSW.

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by wizard28 on 2014-08-03 04:53:59

I could not find a Benjamin Laverton on the convict register from England. I did find these (different arrival dates) It would appear that he was convicted in military court in Quebec. Was your Benjamin a soldier or sailor ?

Australian Convict
Name: Benjamin Laverton
Vessel: Recovery
Convicted Date: 24 Oct 1834
Voyage Date: 26 Oct 1835 **
Colony: New South Wales
Place of Conviction: Quebec, Canada

Benjamin Laverton
Age: 32
Date of Conviction: 24 Oct 1834
Place of Conviction: Quebec Court Martial
Estimated birth year: abt 1802
Vessel: Recovery (3)
Port of Arrival: New South Wales
Date of Arrival: 25 Feb 1836 **

by asheppard on 2014-08-03 19:25:06

This is possibly his death from NSW BMD

1357/1839 LIVERSTON BENJAMIN AGE 35

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Benjamin Liverston
Name: Benjamin Liverston
Death Date: 1839
Death Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1839
Registration Place: Hoxham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Volume Number: V18391357 23A


New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849 about Benjamin Laverton
Name: Benjamin Laverton
Vessel: Recovery
Arrival Year: 1836
Date of Conviction: 24 Oct 1834

Details :
Where convicted: Quebec Canada Court Martial
Time: Life

There are quite a few others from Quebec Canada also Court Martialed

by asheppard on 2014-08-03 20:03:35

Australian Convict Index, 1788-1868 about Benjamin Laverton
Name: Benjamin Laverton
Age: 32
Year: 1836
Birth Place: Nottingham
State: Nsw
Status: M
Ship: Recovery
Occupation: Stockingweaver/soldier


Australian Convict Transportation Registers ? Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868 about Benjamin Laverton
Name: Benjamin Laverton
Vessel: Recovery
Convicted Date: 24 Oct 1834
Voyage Date: 26 Oct 1835
Colony: New South Wales
Place of Conviction: Quebec, Canada

This record has more details

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 about Benjamin Laverton
Name: Benjamin Laverton
Age: 32
Date of Conviction: 24 Oct 1834
Place of Conviction: Quebec
Estimated birth year: abt 1802
Vessel: Recovery (3)
Port of Arrival: New South Wales
Date of Arrival: 25 Feb 1836

Details:
Standing No.: 36-878
Index No.: 258
Name: Benjamin Laverton
Age: 32
Education/Read or Write: R (read)
Religion: Protestant
Single/Married/Widowed: Married
Children: 1
Native: Nottingham
Trade or Calling: Stocking Weaver/Soldier
Offense: Desertion
Tried/ Where & When: Quebec (Lower Canada) Court Martial, 24 October 1834
Index No.: 258
Former Sentence: None
Height: 5ft 5 1/2 Inches
Complexion: Fair freckled
Colour Hair & Eyes: Light Sandy, Green
Particular Marks or Scars. Remarks: Lost a front upper tooth. D.D. under left arm. Mark of Scrofula on each side of throat.

Under Colonial history
Death or left Colony: died Newcastle Hospital 31 May 1839

Information about Scrofula: Scrofula is the term used for lymphadenopathy of the neck, usually as a result of an infection in the lymph nodes, known as lymphadenitis. It can be caused by tuberculous or non tuberculous mycobacteria.

by asheppard on 2014-08-03 20:36:46

This could possibly be Benjamin's baptism record, the Parish records office may have further information.

Search Record Details
County Nottinghamshire
Place Bulwell
Church St Mary
Register Number
Date Of Birth
Baptism Date 12 Feb 1805
Forename Benjamin
Sex M
Father Forename John
Mother Forename Elisabeth
Father Surname LEVERTON
Mother Surname
Abode
Father Occupation
Notes
File Number 16609

On Military enlistment papers

Canada, British Regimental Registers of Service, 1756-1900 about Benjamin Leverton
Name: Benjamin Leverton
Age: 17
Birth Date: abt 1803
Birth Place: Bullwell, Nottingham
Military Date: 18 Dec 1820
Unit: 86th Foot Soldiers

Description:
Born: Bulwell Notts
Age - 17
Occupation - Stocking Weaver,
Height - 5'6,
Complexion - Fair,
Eyes - Hazel,
Hair-Light brown


Canada, British Regimental Registers of Service, 1756-1900 about Benjamin Leverton
Name: Benjamin Leverton
Age: 22
Birth Date: abt 1804
Birth Place: Bulwell, Notts
Military Date: 23 Feb 1826
Unit: 32nd Foot Soldiers

Description:
Born: Bulwell Notts
Age - 22
Occupation - Stocking weaver
Height - 5'6"
Complexion - Fresh
Eyes - Hazel
Hair - Light Brown

Notes: enlisted at age of 17

by asheppard on 2014-08-03 21:44:51

This is possibly his parents marriage, it looks like the surname was originally Leverton

Search Record Details
County Nottinghamshire
Place Bulwell
Church St Mary
Register Number
Marriage Date 19 May 1794
Groom Forename John
Groom Surname LEVERTON
Groom Age
Groom Parish
Groom Condition
Groom Occupation
Groom Abode
Bride Forename Elizabeth
Bride Surname TOPLIS
Bride Age
Bride Parish
Bride Condition
Bride Occupation
Bride Abode
Groom Father Forename
Groom Father Surname
Groom Father Occupation
Bride Father Forename
Bride Father Surname
Bride Father Occupation
Witness One Forename
Witness One Surname
Witness Two Forename
Witness Two Surname
Notes
File Number 16832

There 8 children for John & Elisabeth Leverton all baptisms in St Mary Bulwell

1 Baptisms 16 Oct 1794 LEVERTON Nanny Nottinghamshire Bulwell
2 Baptisms 02 Jun 1797 LEVERTON Alice Nottinghamshire Bulwell
3 Baptisms 02 Jun 1797 LEVERTON Hannah Nottinghamshire Bulwell
4 Baptisms 30 Apr 1800 LEVERTON Sarah Nottinghamshire Bulwell
5 Baptisms 18 May 1802 LEVERTON James Nottinghamshire Bulwell
6 Baptisms 12 Feb 1805 LEVERTON Benjamin Nottinghamshire Bulwell
7 Baptisms 27 Apr 1807 LEVERTON William Nottinghamshire Bulwell
8 Baptisms 27 Jul 1808 LEVERTON Alice Nottinghamshire Bulwell

Hannah bap 2 June 1797 - buried 23 March 1814 Age 16

Alice bap 27 July 1808 (presume first Alice died)


There is another Leverton couple also in Bulwell children baptised at St Mary.

Henry Leverton & Mary Kirk married 29 Oct 1797, Bulwell they had 12 possibly 13 children children between 1797 & 1825.


It is possible that John & Henry were brothers, John's baptism has father as James mother Elizabeth, Henry's has Samuel & Elizabeth. I couldn't find any other children for James & Elizabeth could be transcript or an original parish entry error.

Father Samuel Mother Elizabeth

1 Baptisms 02 Jan 1774 LEVERTON Alice Nottinghamshire Bulwell
2 Baptisms 25 Dec 1777 LEVERTON Nanny Nottinghamshire Bulwell
3 Baptisms 13 Feb 1779 LEVERTON Henry Nottinghamshire Bulwell
4 Baptisms 12 Jul 1781 LEVERTON Ann Nottinghamshire Bulwell

Father James Mother Elizabeth

1 Baptisms 15 Sep 1776 LEVERTON John Nottinghamshire Bulwell

by asheppard on 2014-08-03 22:24:18

I Just found these,

Search Record Details
County Nottinghamshire
Place Bulwell
Church St Mary
Register Number
Date Of Birth
Baptism Date 21 Nov 1824
Forename Hannah
Sex -
Father Forename Benjamin
Mother Forename Maria
Father Surname LEVERTON
Mother Surname
Abode
Father Occupation Fwk
Notes
File Number 16614


Search Record Details
County Nottinghamshire
Place Bulwell
Church St Mary
Register Number
Date Of Birth
Baptism Date 08 Oct 1826
Forename Benjamin
Sex -
Father Forename Benjamin
Mother Forename Maria
Father Surname LEVERTON
Mother Surname
Abode
Father Occupation Soldier
Notes
File Number 16614

Benjamin b 1826 is on the 1841 & 1851 Census

by asheppard on 2014-08-03 22:33:58

I found Benjamin & Maria's marriage

Name: Benjamin Leverton
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 9 Feb 1824
Marriage Place: Bulwell,Nottingham,England
Spouse: Maria Elliott
FHL Film Number: 504086

by Jayne_C on 2014-08-21 04:52:34

Thanks for that, there is some info here I didn't know. This is definitely my relative.

by janilye on 2014-08-21 14:41:37

On 26 June 1836 Benjamin LEVERTON/LIVERSTON at the age of 30 arrived in New South Wales on the Recovery having left a wife and three children in England on the 26 October 1835.
He would have been shipped from Quebec to England then to Australia.
Britain sent troops to put down rebellions in upper and lower Canada.
Of the 280 convicts on the Recovery there were only about 8 or 9 which had been tried in Quebec.
He was assigned to the government on arrival in New South Wales.
NSW State Records refer to him in their convict index and death as Ben Leverston. He died at the general hospital in Newcastle on the 16 May 1839, contrary to the record above..There is no record of a ticket of Leave being granted.
He was the son of John Leverton and Elizabeth Toplis and had been married to Maria Elliott 1791-1867

by janilye on 2014-08-21 14:56:02

Ticket of Leave men were permitted to marry. He didn't have a ticket.

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